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RE: Overlays in Win7 64-Bit not updating...

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:47:12 -0400

Hi Bob:
I've seen this problem for as long as I have been using Tortoise. I've
posted about it here, but never found a real solution. I've recently been
using Tortoise on a (much beefier) laptop running Windows Vista, and while
it has some other issues, the issue of no overlay updates seems to be
improved. Usually only one or two "F5's" updates the overlays, or they
simply update immediately as you would wish.
When I last looked into this in depth, I remember discovering that the
process which updates the icons runs in the background, continually checking
for changes in the state of SVN managed files. So you can change the state
of a file, but if the process is off checking another WC for changes, your
local icons won't change right away. If you have a lot of WC's and a slow
machine, it can take many seconds to update. At least this is what I've
experienced, on my relatively ancient PC (it's year 2000 vintage).
Navigating down into the WC seems to get the attention of the process that
updates the icons, and gets it to update the WC you are in. Once that
happens, all your icons go to the proper state.
The things that helped me were to have a fast machine (I think raising the
priority for Tortoise might do the same) and to keep the bare minimum number
of WC's that need to be checked.
-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Archer [mailto:bob.archer_at_amsi.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 2:40 PM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Overlays in Win7 64-Bit not updating...

I am running TortoiseSVN 1.6.4 64-Bit release on the Windows 7 Professional
RTM. The overlays on the folders do not seem to be updating properly after I
do a commit. They do seem to update if I modify a file. Even when pressing
F5 they don't update. I have to drill into the folders to the folder that
had contained the changes, once I do that then all the parent folders icons
seem to update to the "green checkmark" status.
Is any one else seeing this? I am using "Default" for the overlay cache
setting. I am not running any anti-virus software at all. Also, this is in
the list view of windows explorer, not in the tree. I am not using/view
through libraries either.


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